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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: Best of the Best 2014

These annual awards recognise people and partnerships making a significant contribution to British business and research.


KTP Best of the Best Awards Brochure

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Innovate UK manages the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme which currently includes more than 800 KTP collaborations. The awards featured in this brochure recognise the best partnerships of 2014.

Watch an introduction to the Best of the Best awards:

An introduction to the Best of the Best awards

Winner of the 2014 Best UK Partnership award

Floreon Transforming Packaging Ltd with the University of Sheffield and KTP Associate Dr Andrew Gill.

Floreon is a new company, set up to commercialise the material ‘Florian’: a bio-derived, compostable biopolymer. It could transform the use of plastics in packaging, cutlery and office supplies.

Read the inspirational stories of the other 9 finalists and 10 award winners in the brochure.

What is a KTP?

A KTP brings together the elements needed for innovation:

  • knowledge
  • skills
  • technology
  • adaptability

Businesses can use the expertise of universities, and academic bodies can improve their industry links and kick start the careers of high calibre graduates.

These partnerships lead to exceptional results in profit, capability, reputation and future promise.

This year, every £1 million invested in the KTP programme:

  • created 44 new jobs
  • put £1.8 million into R&D
  • put £1.6 million into plant and machinery
Published 27 November 2014